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Why do people do geneology? Is it a religious thing or just a hobby?

  1. elayne001 profile image82
    elayne001posted 6 years ago

    Why do people do geneology? Is it a religious thing or just a hobby?

  2. brandonakelly profile image60
    brandonakellyposted 6 years ago

    If by geneology you mean a family tree or something like that, I've never heard of it being religious, I would say it's more of people being curious about their family history.

  3. Judi Bee profile image95
    Judi Beeposted 6 years ago

    Speaking for myself, it's just a hobby, and I imagine that this is the case for the majority of family historians.  However, our hobby is made easier thanks to the Church of Latter Day Saints, for whom genealogy is a question of religion.  I don't fully understand what the purpose is, but it is something along the lines of having dead ancestors received into their Church (I know that's not accurate!).  Through researching their ancestors they have built up an impressive library of records, which the rest of us can now access.

  4. gregas profile image84
    gregasposted 6 years ago

    People do geneology research out of a curiosity about their past in most cases. I have never heard of it being done for religious purposes unless it just happens to turn out that way. Greg

  5. Gypsy Willow profile image79
    Gypsy Willowposted 6 years ago

    Curiosity about what made our family what it is. Not religious at all.

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    Lynn S. Murphyposted 6 years ago

    Its fascinating to find out about your ancestors, what they did, who they were, how many times they were married, how many kids. where they lived. sigh.

 
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